A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040518
Title X-ray follow-up observations of known transient INTEGRAL sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-msb2apq
Author Dr Lara Sidoli
Description We propose to trigger a maximum of 5 XMM follow-up observations on known transient sources discovered with INTEGRAL Observatory,if they undergo a new outburst during AO5. We ask for 20 ks per observation,usign EPIC PN as primary instrument, in order to get a high-quality X-ray spectrum.XMM spectral and spatial capabilities are essential in unveiling their nature (still unknown for the select targets), and in refining their sky positions, enabling multiwavelength follow-up observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-02-09T16:23:25Z/2011-02-24T00:32:26Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2012-03-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-15T00:00:00Z, 040518, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-msb2apq